5 Ways to Fight the Left and Make Your Life Better
Lately I’ve been looking at Organic Opposition instead of Organizational Opposition. The latter is still important, but people are rightly disappointed and angry with everything from the GOP to assorted national groups and bewildered by a wide array of candidates.
Organic Opposition doesn’t require organizations or a movement. It’s about living in ways that naturally oppose the left.
Most of the people here already live in ways that the left resents without even thinking about it. Organic Opposition is about finding new ways to oppose the power of the left in your life.
This is not a complete checklist. It’s a set of general ideas and people are welcome to add to them in the comments.
5. Don’t Give Money to People Who Hate You
Imagine meeting an actor or a CEO, and telling him your political views and envision his response to them. If you can see his lip stretching into a sneer or a spittle-flecked rant as he orders security to throw you out, you really shouldn’t be giving him your money.
That doesn’t mean that you should lose out, but there are ways that you stop rewarding people who hate you.
For example, when buying new books, you are helping that writer and his publishers. If you don’t support the writer, save money and buy the books used. It’s easy to find most of the books you want in good condition for a fraction of the price on sites like Alibris.
Buying new books should be reserved for writers you support. Do look into writers on our side, like Edward Cline, if you like mysteries or Peter Grant, look at if you like Science Fiction, look at the projects that Adam Baldwin is involved in, and if you really must have that Stephen King or John Grisham novel, buy it used. You’re not just saving money, you’re denying income to people who hate you.
I know that conservatives don’t like doing this. I don’t like doing this. But the left does this and it works. Look at the politics of the writers, actors and directors you support. That doesn’t necessarily mean only reading only those writers you agree with, but a reasonable acid test is decency.
Decency, for example, means standing up for basic freedoms. People who are on the political left can do that and when they do it, they should be rewarded for it. When Patrick Stewart recently said that a bakery should not be compelled into writing a pro-gay marriage message on a wedding cake, that was a rejection of the totalitarian norms being imposed by social justice warriors.
People who hate you don’t want you to be able to live in peace. That’s the essence of the SJW.
Those who take a stand against them on an issue, even if they’re on the left, should get some support and a note or tweet telling them why. Likewise those who make the wrong choices should be told that from now on that even if you buy anything they make money from, you’ll do it in a way that they won’t see any proceeds from it. That will make them angrier than a straight boycott would.
And there’s a lot more you can do that will hit the left in its pockets.
Use AdBlockers on its sites. Not on conservative ones. You’ll save time and hurt the left.
Dump subscriptions to liberal magazines and newspapers.
Get rid of your cable. Cable is a financially shaky proposition. If enough people leave, it falls apart. And even if the only thing you watch is FOX News, under the current system, you’re subsidizing a whole bunch of left-wing channels. If you have cable internet, you can access a wider range of programming online than you could on cable. You’ll save money and hurt the left.
4. Shop Small Business and Become Independent
People were surprised when Wal-Mart turned left. They shouldn’t have been
Under the current system, major corporations will almost inevitably turn left to align with the authorities and tastemakers. Liberals have become champions of big government. The bigger a company becomes, the more it aligns with the system.
We all buy things from Amazon or Wal-Mart, but try to support local small businesses in your community when you can. They form a community in ways that a megastore won’t and when they get a monopoly they will step on you, not just economically, but politically as well.
The Confederate flag hysteria and the Trump purge are a warning sign of things to come. Imagine a day when it’s Ted Cruz’s books being purged from every online retailer and Apple blocking his App.
It will come to that.
Look at the politics of major corporations and their policies. Avoid ‘gated communities’ created by the hardware sold by Amazon and Apple. Yes the Kindle and the iPhone are convenient, but you’re giving control of your digital life to two left-wing corporations. As bad as Google and Microsoft are, they’re somewhat better when it comes to freedom of speech.
A good test is imagine yourself working at a particular company. If you can’t imagine even being tolerated there, maybe you shouldn’t be rewarding it.
Learn something about the products and brands you buy. If you know of a company that shares your values, keep it in mind during your next purchase. Choose small manufacturers and stores when you can.
And avoid becoming dependent on megacorporations. The St. Patrick’s Parade was undone because it had become dependent on Diageo, a mega whose vast catalog of brands includes Guinness.
When a corporation becomes big enough, it will find it easier to bend to the left than tolerate you.
A megacorp whose brands you eat will rob them of nutrition and taste to comply with the left’s food police. Its cleaners will turn into useless junk to comply with the environmentalists. Even if it hasn’t sold you out yet, it will sell you out later. And if you wait for it to become a monopoly, you’ll have trouble finding alternatives.
Find ways to become independent. Make some of the things you’ve become accustomed to buying. Or buy and trade with other craftsmen. Those are useful skills in the best of times and we may be headed for darker times.
Independence threatens the left and makes your life better.
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